John Noel takes a second run for Georgia Public Service Commission–this time in joint campaign with Robert Bryant

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In addition to the Presidential election and two senatorial campaigns, Georgia has two Public Service Commission seats on statewide ballots this year. Here are a few of the issues we face: Plant Vogtle’s skyrocketing costs, green energy, coal ash, and energy equity. Not to mention the price we pay for utilities. So let’s not forget about them. I love Georgians. The grit. The energy. The determination to make the best even better. That's why I'm running for PSC; to give a voice to those determined to make it better. https://t.co/7fQ2BVtb6u #MeetJohn #NoelforPSC #Georgia pic.twitter.com/FBH1FE6Vle — John Noel (@NewEnergyGuy) March 29, 2020 Disclosure: This is my guy John, now living in Augusta, is running for the North Georgia PSC…

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John Noel had something to say today, but Georgia’s State Board of Elections wasn’t listening

Above: Democratic Georgia Public Service Commission Candidate John Noel Read: John Noel makes a second run for Georgia Public Service Commission–this time in joint campaign with Robert Bryant By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman John Noel, a Democratic candidate for the Georgia Public Service Commission, was prepared to speak when he came to the Georgia State Board of Election’s emergency hearing in Athens today. The Board was there to deal with what it saw as an insurrection: the decision by the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections to toss the state’s system of oversized ballot-marking devices in favor of handmarked paper ballots. Noel had something to say on the issue of ballot secrecy. He’s concerned since he’ll be on the ballot in Clarke as well…

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Plant Vogtle allies spend big to buy Georgia PSC runoff for GOP

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The latest outrage I was in the middle of writing another post when this comes into my DMs from my buddy, former State Rep. and PSC candidate John Noel, accompanied by appropriate salty language—a link to an AJC article: Pro-nuclear power group pumps $750,000 into Georgia PSC runoff An “independent committee” funded by a nuclear-power industry group is plowing at least $750,000 into next week’s Public Service Commission runoff in support of incumbent utility regulator Chuck Eaton, an advocate of Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle project. The group, which was formed the week after the general election, reported receiving the money from a Washington D.C. group called Nuclear Matters, part of the Nuclear Energy Institute. The committee began running ads…

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Statewide media coverage for solar-powered Georgia PSC candidate John Noel

Unlike his opponents, Noel is running a statewide campaign for a seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission. Talking to farmers in Vidalia and city residents in Savannah, he’s hearing the same thing — people feel neglected by Atlanta politicians who don’t get out and listen to the people.  If they did, rural broadband and Georgia Power’s customer service would be bigger issues. One Toombs County onion farmer told John, “Politicians in Atlanta don’t care about anyone south of I-16.” His efforts have paid off with earned media coverage and new contacts. It’s important to have a running start at this November’s general election, and he’s the candidate with a base in rural Georgia to build on.   Click the links and take…

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Spalding County Democrats: John Noel left a note.

Insurance Commissioner Candidate Cindy Zeldin: “How many have seen your car rates skyrocket?” With early voting in full swing and only a few days left before the May 22 Democratic primary,  more than a dozen candidates for  for statewide posts and Congressional and State Senate seats showed up Monday evening to speak to about 80 Spalding County Democrats at the Welcome Center in Griffin. It was great to see the broad range of discussions and questions about vital issues we don’t hear about in horse-race coverage of political campaigns: tariffs on Georgia crops (Fred Swann), expanding expanding Medicaid (Cindy Zeldin), turning prisons into colleges (Richard Keatley), and testing, testing, testing (Sid Chapman). Dawn Randolph, candidate for Public Service Commission Post 5 (at-large…

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